Thursday, April 13 at Tulane 7:30 p.m. Greer Field at Turchin Stadium
(Tim Cate (3-1) vs. Sam Bjorngjeld (4-2)) Links: 91.7 FM WHUS/ WHUS.org | Live Stats
Friday, April 14 at Tulane 7:30 p.m. Greer Field at Turchin Stadium
(Wills Montgomerie (4-1) vs. Corey Merrill (4-2)) Links: 91.7 FM WHUS /WHUS.org | Live Stats
Saturday, April 15 at Tulane 2 p.m. Greer Field at Turchin Stadium
(Mason Feole (5-0) vs. J.P. France (3-3)) Links: 91.7 FM WHUS /WHUS.org | Live Stats
NEW ORLEANS – The No. 25 UConn baseball team travels to New Orleans for a three-game conference series against Tulane (14-18, 4-2).
The Huskies (19-11, 6-0) enter the third conference weekend of the season in first place in The American and checks in at No. 30 in the most recent RPI rankings.
The Huskies and Green Wave resume a series that dates back to 2015 when Tulane joined the American Athletic Conference. UConn holds a 4-3 lead in the all-time series, with the Huskies splitting a snow-shortened two-game series last year in Storrs.
In 2015, the Huskies secured a pair of dramatic victories against Tulane. In the rubber game, on March 29 at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, the Huskies scored three runs in the top of the ninth to come from behind and win 5-3. Joe DeRoche-Duffin hit a game-tying home run to right field to kick off the inning.
Then on May 22, the Huskies trailed Tulane 6-2 entering the bottom of the eighth of an elimination game in The American conference tournament in Clearwater, Fla. UConn scored five runs in the eighth, capped by a two-run dinger from DeRoche-Duffin to propel the Huskies to a stunning 7-6 win.
The Huskies 6-0 start in conference is the first time since the team’s Yankee Conference days in 1976 that the program have won six-straight to open conference play.
Back in the Top 25
On Monday, Baseball America ranked UConn No. 25 in its most recent Top 25 poll. It is the first time the Huskies have been in the Baseball America poll since June 30, 2011 when UConn ended the year at No. 12 in the rankings after reaching the NCAA Super Regionals.